Elysian Field Originals

Art and Adornment inspired by Nature & Fantasy

Fall on Friday

Posted on | September 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

It’s a cool lovely day here in New England.  The leaves are getting ready to turn color once again.  It’s my favorite time of year and as I mix up a new batch of polymer clay for some leaf pendants, I wanted to share this lovely array of leaves shared by David Shane Odom, a truly gifted artist. A leaf is one of the most beautiful gifts of nature, from the time they newly bud in fresh citrus colors, to deep, rich earthy colors as they mature.  Shane says it wonderfully,

   “Leaves are the glowing gems that inspires our art, enraptures out hearts, and enriches our gardens. Once the leaves start falling, they are a wealth of carbon and organic matter to be carefully gathered, and later we take up their nutrients through our vegetables, and make them one with us. You are all Oak Trees, and Maples, and Sycamores, and Poplars.”…David Shane Odom

Click on the photo below to visit Shane’s shop on Etsy and see some of his wonderful masks!

Fall 2010


I use leaves as inspiration in my artwork, preferring to spend my time outdoors putting about in the woods looking for treasures like the one’s Shane has collected above. Thank you Shane for the lovely woodland visit today!

Sugar Maple leaf spirit

Have a fantastic Friday all and share with me your inspirations!


2 Responses to “Fall on Friday”

  1. Shane Odom
    September 10th, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    The photo album of Leaves is from my Facebook Profile and the album is actually public, so any who would like to see my scan collection, click the link.


    Thank you Valerie. It is great to share the passion! I know this time of year can be dangerous. I have run into a tree before while looking at leaves!

  2. aquariann
    September 11th, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

    The weather has been amazing!! I can’t wait until the leaves start changing. Until then, I’ll just have to go roll around in that album Shane shared. ;D

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